From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Telephone Ring Suppressor
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 11:30:29 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 10:50:25 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Malcolm Reeves
wrote (in ) about 'Telephone Ring Suppressor', on Mon, 23 Sep 2002:
>On Sat, 21 Sep 2002 12:40:44 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Nico Coesel)
>>You want to get rid of tele-marketeers? Over here all tele-marketeers
>>hide their number.
>Well, here I can point out an advantage of the UK - the telephone/fax
>preference service. You phone these people and ask to have your
>phone/fax number registered as one NOT to receive cold calls/faxes.
>After allowing a month for the lists to be updated, take the name of
>anyone who cold calls and report them (and then they get fined AFAIR).
>Seems to work as I don't get any cold calls now. My fax is actually a
>fax to email service number which costs me nothing, the faxee pays a
>little extra which supports this service, so I haven't put that fax
>number on the TPS :-). See cold call faxers have their uses :-).
For the very few calls/faxes I get now, I say/write (if the response
number isn't a premium-rate number) 'We NEVER do business with companies
that cold-call us.'. It seems to work.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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